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Scope 3 Emissions

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard classifies a company's GHG emissions into three 'scopes':

  • Scope 1 emissions: direct emissions from owned or controlled sources.
  • Scope 2 emissions: indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.
  • Scope 3 emissions: all indirect emissions (not included in Scope 2) that occur in the value chain of the reporting company, including both upstream and downstream emissions.
    As Scope 3 emissions usually account for more than 70 percent of a business’ carbon footprint, it is crucial that companies tackle Scope 3 emissions to meet the aims of the Paris Agreement and limit global warming to 1.5°C. 

There are numerous benefits associated with measuring and reducing Scope 3 emissions. By measuring Scope 3 emissions, organisations can: 

  • assess where the emission hotspots are in their value chain; 
  • identify resource and energy risks in their supply chain; 
  • identify which suppliers are leaders and which are laggards in terms of their sustainability performance;
  • identify energy efficiency and cost reduction opportunities in their value chain; 
  • engage suppliers and assist them to implement sustainability initiatives; 
  • improve the energy efficiency of their products; and 
  • positively engage with employees to reduce emissions from business travel and employee commuting.

While companies are now recognising the importance of addressing their Scope 3 emissions, action in this area must be scaled up to reach true net zero by 2050. 

2022 Reducing Scope 3 Emissions - Webinar Series

To support companies to reduce carbon emissions across their value chain, the UN Global Compact Network UK is hosting a series of topical webinars exploring how companies can tackle Scope 3 emissions categories as defined by the GHG Protocol. Participants will hear from climate specialists and business leaders as they share best practices for identifying, measuring, and reducing their Scope 3 emissions. The nine sessions include: 

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Waste-Related Emissions
12 May, 10:00-11:00 BST

SPEAKERS:

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Emma Watson
Senior Manager, Net-Zero
The Science Based Targets initiative
SBTi

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Kim McCann
Global Head of Sustainability - Consumer & Manufacturing
PA Consulting

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Dr Warren Bowden
Head of Sustainability & Innovation
Scottish Leather Group

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Leased Assets
26 May, 10:00-11:00 BST

SPEAKERS:

Emma Watson - Heads

Emma Watson
Senior Manager, Net-Zero
The Science Based Targets initiative
SBTi

Fernanda Amemiya (002)

Fernanda Amemiya
Sustainability Director
Landsec

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Sold Products
16 June, 10:00-11:00 BST

SPEAKERS:

Emma Watson - Heads

Emma Watson
Senior Manager, Net-Zero
The Science Based Targets initiative
SBTi

Mark Lancelott (002)

Mark Lancelott
Consulting Director
PA Consulting

Emma Darroch (002)

Emma Darroch
Responsible Business Manager
Sky

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SPEAKERS:

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Sonya Bhonsle
Global Head of Value Chains & Regional Director Corporations
CDP

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Olwen Smith
Global Lead - Commit to Action Programme 
CDP & Member of SBTi’s Corporate Engagement Team

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Isobel Filipova
Design Engineer (Sustainable Product Development)
Owen Mumford Ltd

Rodrigo Barrios (002)

Rodrigo Barrios
Climate Change Manager – Supply Chain
Tesco

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Fuel and Energy-Related Activities
5 July, 10:00-11:00 BST 

SPEAKERS:

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Olwen Smith
Global Lead - Commit to Action Programme
CDP & Member of SBTi’s Corporate Engagement Team

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Investments
13 April, 10:00-11:00 BST

SPEAKERS:

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Stephanie Chang
Head of ESG Integration
Schroders

Tony Burdon

Tony Burdon
CEO
Make My Money Matter

Nate Aden (003)

Nate Aden
Senior Fellow
World Resources Institute and Finance
Sector Lead
Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

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Employee Commuting and Homeworking
17 March, 10:00-11:00 GMT

SPEAKERS:

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Alexis Munro
Climate and Environment Manager
NatWest

Emma Watson - Heads

Emma Watson
Senior Manager, Net-Zero
The Science Based Targets initiative
SBTi

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Matteo Deidda
Senior Sustainability Manager
Lloyds Banking Group

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Business Travel
29 March, 10:00-11:00 BST

SPEAKERS:

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Peter Duff
Chairperson
Shoosmiths

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Natasha Allard
Global Environment Strategy Lead
Dentsu International 

Olwen Smith_photo (002)

Olwen Smith
UK & Worldwide Regional Lead - Commit to Action Programme
CDP & Member of SBTi’s Corporate Engagement Team

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Transportation and Distribution
27 April, 10:00-11:00 BST

SPEAKERS:

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Olwen Smith
Global Lead - Commit to Action Programme
CDP & Member of SBTi’s Corporate Engagement Team

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Andrew Davenport
Head of Distribution Zone Europe
Nestle

Special thanks to:

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2020 Reducing Scope 3 Emissions - Webinar Series

Our 2022 Scope 3 Webinar Series follows on from three webinars the UN Global Compact Network UK hosted in 2020:  

Webinar: CATEGORY 1: PURCHASED GOODS AND SERVICES Guest Speaker: Dorothée D’Herde, Head of Sustainable Business at Vodafone.  

Webinar: CATEGORY 11: USE OF SOLD PRODUCTS – Guest Speaker: Jonathan Dunn, Head of International Policy and Planning at Anglo American. 

Webinar: ADDRESSING SCOPE 3 EMISSIONS TO ACHIEVE SCIENCE-BASED TARGETS – Guest Speakers: Rowan Adams, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, and Anna Pierce, Director of Sustainability at Tate & Lyle. 

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